The Laboratório de Energias e Materiais(LEM), is located in Sergipe, Brazil, at the state capital, Aracaju. It is a department of the Institute of Technologies and Research, of the University of Tiradentes. Research development at LEM is primarily under the direction of Paulo Araujo, a long time advocate of solar cooking, involved with cooker design and large scale distribution of solar cookers to impoverished countries.
Paulo also founded Cozinha Escola Experimental Solar (CEES), which was inaugurated for the purpose of working in poor communities to guarantee nutrition and provide education about basic food handling concerns, as well as the construction and use of solar ovens, and for scientific experiments with renewable energy to study the current efficiency of the CEES.
Recent news and developments
- November 2011: Paulo reports that LEM began teaching solar cooking in 1994 in France and Brazil, and they have since taught over 5000 people to use solar cooking technologies, and have distributed over 1500 solar cookers.
Labotario de Energia e Materiais - UFS
Núcleo de Engenharia Mecânica
Universidade Federal de Sergipe
Av. Marechal Rondon S/N - Jd. Rosa Elze - São Cristovão Sergipe - Brasil - 49100-000
Tel: +55 79 2105-6314